Abercrombie Website Makes Immodest Claims About His Superior Intellect

We’re not buying that a PhD in American Studies  from the University of Hawaii makes you a lock for the Nobel Prize.  But, that didn’t stop the Abercrombie Campaign from posting this wad of self-serving twaddle online.  “Neil has extreme brainpower having achieved the highest levels of formal education.” (Yeah, he’s much smarter than Hannemann, who only graduated from Harvard cum laude and went on to be a Fulbright Scholar.)

What is “extreme brainpower” anyway? Well, Atomic Monkey would like to present the pluses and minuses of this alleged “extreme brainpower,” AND the downside of crowing about it around us.

For those of you with no sense of humor, or a weak grasp of the concept of satire, this is a PARODY. Ben Cayetano did not actually have Abercrombie’s brain removed…he’s messing with it while in place.

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2 responses

  1. You know… I might actually read your stuff and think about it, but an anonymously written thought is an ad, not a thought. Also, only publishing your own comments?? Grow some, take some credit, then maybe I (and others) will read. ’til then you come across as juvenile and cowardly.

    – Waldron Faulkner

  2. Mr. Faulkner you sound like you have a clear idea about how people should write, edit , claim authorship and incorporated diverse opinions for a blog. You should exercise your constitutional freedom to create such a blog. Just as we did to publish Atomic Monkey. As far as style, content and the option for anonymity goes…well that’s our choice. You are free to visit our site or not…once again…your choice. Isn’t freedom great?

    According to a recent article in American Spectator:

    “The Internet has become a great soapbox for ordinary citizens, but there is increasing controversy around the trend of anonymous political blogging. In 2006, it was estimated that 55 percent of American bloggers post under a pseudonym.”
    “So far the courts have diligently protected the right of anonymous political speech. In the 1995 case McIntyre v. Ohio Clean Elections Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court stated, “Protections for anonymous speech are vital to democratic discourse. Allowing dissenters to shield their identities frees them to express critical, minority views.…Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority.” Attempts to discover the identity behind anonymous blogs haven’t gotten very far in the courts.”

    [This is a long-standing core value of our democracy.]

    “Our country began with notable anonymous political speech. The Founding Fathers used anonymous political writing to generate support for passage of the U.S. Constitution. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay authored the Federalist Papers anonymously using the pseudonym ‘Publius.’”

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